Garden Meatballs

Garden Meatballs
Garden Meatballs

Miki Duisterhof

Garden Meatballs

Turkey is high in tryptophan, which supports balanced serotonin and stimules feel-full hormones so you feel satiated.These meatballs may be prepared in advance and frozen in freezer bags, divided evenly among 12 bags. On the day you plan to use them, thaw them in the refrigerator. They can be eaten cold or slightly warmed. — Haylie Pomroy

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12
Servings
111
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • ½ Pound lean ground turkey
  • 1 Pound lean ground beef
  • 4 Cups spinach, finely chopped
  • ½ Cup finely chopped celery
  • 4 green onions (scallions), finely chopped, white and green parts
  • 1 bell pepper, seeded and finely diced
  • 1/3 Cup chile paste thinned with two tablespoons Bragg’s Liquid Aminos
  • 2 7-ounce cans diced mild green chiles
  • 1 Teaspoon sea salt, or to taste
  • ½ Teaspoon black pepper

Directions

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.

In a large mixing bowl, combine all the ingredients. With dampened palms, roll the meat mixture into meatballs and transfer them to a 9 × 13‑inch baking dish (or larger, depending on the size of meatballs).

Bake for 25 to 35 minutes, turning the meatballs over after 15 minutes,or until the meatballs are cooked through. Remove from the oven and cool. Serve warm or room temperature, or store to serve later.

 

Meatball Shopping Tip

Most cattle are fed a diet of grass until they are sent to a feedlot – where they are finished on corn. When possible, choose beef from cattle that are “100% grass fed” - it will be more expensive, but better for your health.

Meatball Cooking Tip

The method used to cook beef is dependent on the cut. Cuts that are more tender, like filet mignon, should be cooked for a relatively short amount of time over high heat by grilling or sautéing. While less tender cuts, like brisket and short ribs, should be cooked for a longer time with lower heat by braising or stewing.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
6g
9%
Sugar
0.8g
N/A
Saturated Fat
2g
10%
Cholesterol
39mg
13%
Protein
12g
24%
Carbs
3g
1%
Vitamin A
75µg
8%
Vitamin B12
1µg
18%
Vitamin B6
0.3mg
15.5%
Vitamin C
30mg
50%
Vitamin D
0.1µg
N/A
Vitamin E
0.5mg
2.5%
Vitamin K
61µg
77%
Calcium
38mg
4%
Fiber
1g
5%
Folate (food)
51µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
51µg
13%
Iron
2mg
11%
Magnesium
24mg
6%
Monounsaturated
2g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
3mg
17%
Phosphorus
121mg
17%
Polyunsaturated
0.7g
N/A
Potassium
340mg
10%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.1mg
8.4%
Sodium
293mg
12%
Trans
0.2g
N/A
Zinc
2mg
16%